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Grateful Dead Live at Des Moines Civic Center on 1981-12-07


Topics Live concert


Bertha-> Greatest Story Ever Told, Friend Of The Devil-> CC Rider, Dire Wolf, Me & My Uncle-> Big River, Deep Elem Blues, Cassidy, Althea, The Music Never Stopped Mississippi Half Step-> Franklin's Tower, Lost Sailor-> Saint Of Circumstance-> Drums-> Truckin'-> Nobody's Fault But Mine-> Black Peter-> Sugar Magnolia, E: Don't Ease Me In


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Des Moines Civic Center
Location Des Moines, IA

Source Audience Recording
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Notes

Unknown Audience Source; via Scot Mellor; Seeded to etree by Willy

Reviews

Reviewer: jjg4762 - - December 18, 2014
Subject: suplication
At the 9 minute mark of Saint/Jam really they start the supplication jam. interesting cause never heard a hint of it before. That would of been a fun jam if complete.
Reviewer: chris phillips - - November 4, 2014
Subject: '81
I totally enjoyed this show and playing it back I've always enjoy listening to it. This, Indianapolis, the Greek's and Oakland were very nice after St. Paul and Cornell!
Seattle was pretty decent.
I still think '77 and '81 are the best years after '73.
Reviewer: zzzboxofrainzzz - - September 2, 2014
Subject: Pearl Harbor day- -wooooo!!!!
I really like the jam from St. of Circumstance into drums. Very melodic and hypnotic!!
Reviewer: pikaflare - - December 7, 2013
Subject: Healthy introduction
Welcomed a new concert experience into the psychic playland on this date @ this show. Great cozy, intimate venue for a first show ...liberty caps and all. Deep Elem and Nobody's Fault some highlights. Overall, a great show for me, yet for others maybe average...still a fantastic first set and pretty good second set. Loved the Althea, 1/2 Step, and Franklins. Again, not the top of 81 year shows, yet not bottom and with the intimate setting it ranks higher. Wish there was a better recording of whole show. I knew some people back in the day, but there stuff is inferior to even this recording, although one guy might argue differently. Regardless, great memories on the 40th anniversary of Pearl Harbor! 5 stars because it was my first show. Otherwise a 3.5
Reviewer: esreveRDelay - - July 16, 2007
Subject: Unnbahbahlievableble
TMSN. Build, build, back, back, outwards, outwards, spin, spin, release and a perfect 11.
Reviewer: larrykf - - November 3, 2004
Subject: MY FIRST SHOWWWWW!!!!
I finally found it! Thanks Mike! Sounds great to me! I was at this show, loaded to the gills on blue valiums and alcohol. 17 years old and skinny as a rail. I bought two shirts at the break (which I still have) and a hat (which I don't). When I couldn't find my '63 Galaxie OR my buddy after the show, two cops drove me around until we found it. It was an Obi-Wan Kenobi experience. God bless the Grateful Dead.
Reviewer: rr16 - - July 11, 2004
Subject: My 7th show
The GD hotline that day urged people to go to this show, I got on the waiting list in the Lobby and ended up w/ 7th row center seats!!
While I was waiting I got some (Owsley got out of jail commemoritive) Blotter.
WOW what a nite ;-) what a show !!
Reviewer: blackelk - - June 26, 2004
Subject: wasn't at this show
I was in ninth grade at Valley High School in West Des Moines. Had no idea who the hell the Grateful Dead were, but remember students talking about this show. Years later my haircut lady said she cut some members of the bands hair, around this date. She said they 'smelled'.
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